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Deputy Sister (Band 6)

Job Reference: 358-3448122-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Day case treatment of chronic illness, General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

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Ward 1 is the Medical Day Case Unit based at Leicester General Hospital. It provides day case treatments (and diagnostics) to patients referred from both medicine and other specialities.

We have a vacancy for a Deputy Sister (Band 6), working alonside the Ward Sister and 2 other deputies.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the ward (in the absence of the Ward Sister), support, encourage and develop all staff groups (qualified and unqualified) and ensure that all patients are treated in a friendly, caring, safe and timely manner. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and be able to communicate at all levels. The MDCU is a nurse led unit and we liaise with GPs, Consultants and other CMGs within UHL, you will need to have a sound knowledge of medical treatments, be able to give intravenous infusions, cannulate and undertake phlebotomy. Knowledge of normal blood results and recognition of abnormal results is essential, as is the ability to convey these to the appropriate medical team. The successful candidate will need to be confident in their leadership and communication skills and be able to demonstrate personal and professional development.

The post is varied and requires an individual who is confident in their own abilities, has the ability to communicate well and to use their initiative in a creative manner to ensure swift and efficient treatment of all refererred. Previous experience of working in an outpatient or day case setting is desirable but not essential. Training will be tailored to your specific needs.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Louise Garbett

Job title: Ward Sister

Email address:

Telephone number: 0116 2584012

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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